Sedona has had a little trouble lately with sticking to “the truth and nothing but the truth”. Just yesterday she ended up spending an entire afternoon (once naptime was included) in her room because I found her lunch hidden behind the couch after she told me she'd eaten it all and wanted dessert.
She also doesn’t exactly understand large numbers just yet. So when she came in from the backyard this morning and excitedly informed us, “there’s, like, eighteen hundred butterflies on our playhouse!!!” We just blew her off.
A little while later, I went outside to check on the garden and looked over to see this on their playhouse:
I looked through a few identification sites, and I believe these are Polygonia interrogationis butterflies. I thought they would be moths, but they have all the characteristics of these butterflies.
Also found this guy on the side of the house.
At least we got a little beauty and excitement out of all those caterpillars we've been dealing with in the garden this spring!!